“A voice said: One. One. One, two. One, two. Then the footsteps went back into the distance. After a while, another voice said: One, two, three, four- And the universe came into being. It was wrong to call it a big bang. That would just be noise, and all that noise could create is more noise and a cosmos full of random particles. Matter exploded into being, apparently as chaos, but in fact as a chord. The ultimate power chord. Everything, all together, streaming out in one huge rush that contained within itself, like reverse fossils, everything that it was going to be. And, zigzagging through the expanding cloud, alive, that first wild live music. This had shape. It had spin. It had rhythm. It had a beat, and you could dance to it. Everything did.” — Terry Pratchett (Soul Music (Discworld, #16; Death, #3))
Around the world in 30 songs…. give or take a track or two! We’re not sure where we going, but we really don’t care! Leave your bottle of water in the bin at Security, make sure you have your passport and your phrasebook and join us on a whistle stop tour of the globe!
“How many years has it been since we were at the harvest dance? – at any dance? And I don’t care how young they are, how drunk and dirty and sweaty they are. I want to dance. It’s the festival of Lughnasa. I’m only thirty-five.
I want to dance.”
– Brian Friel, Dancing at Lughnasa
The Festival of Lughnasa – 1st August!
Celebrate the start of the harvest season with us
with a mixture of dancing,
bonfires on the beach,
“Sometimes since I’ve been in the garden I’ve looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of being happy as if something was pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us. In this garden – in all the places.”
— Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden)
Time to relax and sit in the garden.
We guarantee that the only Wasp in this show is Mad…..
Tea in china cups, little sandwiches, maybe a secret gin cocktail in the teapot…?
“A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do. You’ve got to kick off with a corker, to hold the attention…..and then you’ve got to up it a notch, and you can’t have white music and black music together, unless the white music sounds like black music, and you can’t have two tracks by the same artist side by side, unless you’ve done the whole thing in pairs, and … oh there are loads of rules.”
― Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
You are Cordially Invited to
The Great Mixtape Experiment.
A Mixtape Medley of Melifluous Mysteriousness,
as provided by our esteemed listeners,
to celebrate the
1st Anniversary of Cabinet of Curiosities
Formal Attire is optional, but the Management would appreciate it if you at least wore some undergarments.